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Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 16 in G major, Op. 31, No. 1
I. Allegro vivace
II. Adagio grazioso
III. Rondo: Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2, "Tempest"
I. Largo - Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 18 in E flat major, Op. 31, No. 3, "La Chasse"
II. Scherzo: Allegretto vivace
III. Minuet: Moderato e grazioso
IV. Presto con fuoco
“In the Tempest Sonata, the Adagio's haunting phrases easily float over the bar-lines, providing a respite to the headlong intensity Brautigam stirs up in the outer movements. Op 31 No 3 is equally outstanding. The Menuetto particularly showcases this fortepiano's twangy, harpsichord-like overtones, while Brautigam uncompromisingly plunges into the Presto con fuoco at full speed with the detail radar cranked up leaving no notes under the table.”
“One advantage of a period instrument is the cleanness of its bass register - a particular boon in the Tempest Sonata… Brautigam's performances are well up to the standard of his previous releases, and he's particularly good at capturing the agitated drama of the Tempest's outer movements, as well as the quirky wit of the G major...”
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